Here at PenguinPoop we are taking a hard look at whether or not the Pittsburgh Penguins organization needs to make any changes. Fourth up is Reg Dunlop.
So the Pens disappointed everyone for a second straight season by taking a first round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It couldn’t be more disappointing considering the loss [...]
Drastic times call for drastic measures! The Pens power play is mired in drastic times. Coach Dan needs to take drastic measures to make the power play even remotely effective. I am not sure what the answer is, but I would start with taking Kris Letang off of the number one unit. He is trying too hard, gripping the stick too hard or whate [...]
I wrote this piece just after the Matt Cooke suspension was assessed. Unfortunately, my day jobs sometimes get in the way, I didn’t finish in a pertinent time frame. Well, Todd Bertuzzi has opened the door for me to submit my thoughts again.
The punishment that Matt Cooke got for his flagrant violation is appropriate. What Matt Cooke did w [...]
*Feb 24th, 2011: The Penguins have just picked up Alexei Kovalev for a 7th round draft pick. The big question now is whether Craig Adams will give up his number so we can bring back the AK27.
There is a lot of talk right now about the Pens having interest in obtaining the services of Alexei Kovalev. Many sources report this as a possibilit [...]
Wow, I haven’t witnessed this kind of thing since the North Stars skated Basil McRae and Shane Churla together. Obviously, the Islanders had vengeance on their minds. Unfortunately, the Pens gave them ample opportunity to extract revenge as they spotted the Isles a 6 goal advantage. Having a huge lead affords a team the opportunity t [...]
Or maybe, better yet, what does Malkin need to do, to get back to the form we expect from him? I have to be honest, I don’t know the answer to this problem. I have a couple of theories that could contribute to his lackluster production, but no concrete resolutions for sure. In fact, I hope that the other contributors and all of our fa [...]
It was nice to see Billy Guerin retire as a Pittsburgh Penguin. He was only here a short time, but there was a special bond between Billy and the fans. It is not often that a player can leave such an impression on city in such a short time. Billy is one of those special players that can and did.
I was fortunate enough to meet Billy. My co [...]
Last night the Pens pounded the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2. Pittsburgh now has points in the last 12 games. Crosby extended his scoring streak to 15 games with two goals. Letang had two more assists. He is now two points behind Dustin Byfuglien for the scoring lead among defensemen. In addition, some of the “role” players also [...]